Torah as a Place of Refuge: Biblical Criminal Law & the Book of Numbers

Forschungen zum Alten Tesatament 2. No. 84

By: Francesco Cocco
May 2016
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161541384
185 Pages
$88.50 Paper original


The law on the "asylum cities" in Num 35.9-34 is almost everywhere seen as a simple repetition of the laws texts contained in principle already in the legislation of other Bible texts. Francesco Cocco shows that it is running in order to repeat a reformulation is whose implications for understanding of criminal law in the Bible are extremely interesting. In this particular part of it has a surprising modernity, which is comparable with guarantees of civil rights in the current legal system of most democratic states.